Known for inviting world class designers like Marc Newson to create state of the art bicycles, Biomega took the next step forward in sustainable urban transit last month with OKO, its first e-bike. Powered by a 36-volt lithium ion battery, it can reach speeds of 20 miles per hour and travel up to 40 miles, easily dispatching even the most grueling urban commutes.
An ultra lightweight frame—less than 44 pounds—makes OKO one of the most agile e-bikes around. Easy to carry on the sidewalk and nimble to operate on the road, it is designed specifically for busy city-dwellers. "I hope savvy commuters will travel even further every day with a sense of tranquility and comfort," says Biomega founder and designer Jens Martin Skibsted.
Borrowing from the best of Biomega's previous innovations, OKO is composed of carbon fiber tooled pieces and completely chainless. Riders who opt not to use its three power assistance levels will find it functions just like a traditional two-wheeler.
The automatic two-speed bike features hydraulic disc brakes and is available in two colors, silver and white.
OKO is available to pre-order now for $2,295. Buyers who reserve their's before November 15th can use a coupon code on Biomega's website to receive 15 percent off.